FC Zenit-2 Saint Petersburg

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FC Zenit-2 St. Petersburg
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Full nameFootball Club Zenit-2 Saint Petersburg
Nickname(s)Sine-Belo-Golubye (The Blue-White-Sky Blues)
Founded2013
GroundMSA Petrovskiy, Saint Petersburg
Petrovsky, Saint Petersburg
Capacity2,809[1]
21,405
OwnerGazprombank
ChairmanAlexander Medvedev
ManagerVladislav Radimov
LeagueRussian Professional Football League
2018–19FNL, 19th (relegated)

FC Zenit-2 Saint Petersburg (Russian: ФК «Зенит-2» Санкт-Петербург) is a Russian football team from Saint Petersburg. It plays in the Russian Professional Football League (third level). It is a farm club for the Russian Premier League team FC Zenit Saint Petersburg.

History[edit]

Zenit's reserve squad played professionally as Zenit-2 (Russian Second League in 1993, Russian Second Division from 1998 to 2000) and Zenit-d (Russian Third League from 1994 to 1997). Another team that was founded as Lokomotiv-Zenit-2 played as Zenit-2 in the Russian Second Division from 2001 to 2008. By 2008, there was no relation between that team and FC Zenit. Another farm club called FC Smena-Zenit debuted in the Russian Second Division in 2009, taking the spot of the former FC Zenit-2. FC Smena-Zenit was dissolved after the 2009 season because it did not fulfill Zenit's initial expectations. Zenit-2 reentered professional football in the 2013–14 season in the Russian Professional Football League.

In the 2014–15 season, Zenit-2 came in second in its PFL zone behind FC Spartak-2 Moscow. When FC Torpedo Armavir (which qualified for promotion from the Zone South) refused to be promoted to FNL for financial reasons, the league offered the second-placed teams in the PFL an FNL spot. Zenit-2 was the only one who applied and played in the second-tier competition for the first time in their history in 2015–16. Zenit-2 finished the 2017–18 season in the relegation zone, but was saved from going down due to several teams above them failing licensing. At the end of the 2018–19 season it was relegated back to the PFL.

Current squad[edit]

As of 7 February 2020, according to the PFL website.

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
37 Russia MF Vadim Simutenkov
38 Russia MF Leon Musayev
39 Russia MF Vladimir Khubulov
40 Russia DF Ilya Vakhaniya
42 Russia DF Danila Varichev
45 Russia MF Dmitri Sergeyev
46 Russia FW Nikita Simdyankin
47 Russia FW Kirill Kosarev
50 Russia DF Vladislav Molchan
51 Russia MF Daniil Makeyev
53 Russia DF Aleksandr Sandrachuk
54 Russia DF Saba Sazonov
55 Russia MF Kirill Kaplenko
57 Russia DF Gleb Zakharov
58 Russia MF Roman Nogtev
60 Russia MF Daniil Knyazev
61 Russia MF Dmitri Kirillov
62 Russia MF Maksim Levin
63 Russia DF Maksim Smirnov
64 Russia MF Kirill Kravtsov
65 Russia MF Maksim Bachinsky
No. Position Player
66 Russia DF Samir Bayramov
67 Russia FW Aleksei Smirnov
68 Russia FW Ivan Korshunov
70 Russia GK Nikita Goylo
71 Russia GK Daniil Odoyevskiy
72 Russia DF Anton Sinyak
76 Russia FW Kirill Makeyev
78 Russia GK Aleksandr Vasyutin
79 Russia MF Georgi Karginov
80 Russia DF Ilya Skrobotov
81 Russia MF Kirill Shchetinin
84 Russia MF Ilya Vorobyov
86 Russia GK Nikolai Rybikov
87 Russia DF Danila Prokhin
88 Russia DF Dmitri Bogayev
89 Russia GK Maksim Timofeyev
92 Russia FW Daniil Shamkin
93 Russia MF Mikhail Pogorelov
94 Russia DF Danila Khotulev
96 Lithuania DF Tomas Rukas
97 Russia DF Islam Zhilov

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